Renew an Educator License

Overview

If your Educator License expires June 30, 2023, you may renew the license starting January 2023. Please refer to the Step-by-Step Guide to Educator License Renewals Google Docs. There is no penalty for renewing your license from an expired status. Expired licenses may be renewed at any time. Early renewals are not permitted.

The educator licensing structure was updated effective July 1, 2020. If you have a retired license type, please refer to the Utah Educator Licensing Renewals for Retired License Types Google Docs guidance document.

License renewals require a minimum of 100 hours of renewal activities. Please review the Licensing Renewal Categories Conversion Google Docs to see how the old renewal activities relate to the new.

All Educator License renewals are subject to monitoring by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). As such, you are required to keep your original signed renewal form with any supporting documentation for 24 months as evidence to support your online renewal transaction. Failure to maintain documentation and follow licensing procedures may result in a repeal of your license renewal and referral to the USBE Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission (UPPAC).

If you experience any renewal difficulties, please contact the Licensing Team at licensing@schools.utah.gov.

Professional Educator License (PEL)

Please use the Professional Educator License (PEL) Renewal Form to renew your license. 100 hours of renewal activity in at least two areas are required. To better understand the renewal activities categories, you may refer to the Licensing Renewal Categories Conversion Google Docs guidance document.

Inactive or Returning Educators may complete 100 hours in any area for Professional Educator License Renewal.

Complete the online renewal process in Utah Schools Information Management System (USIMS).

Associate Educator License (AEL)

An Associate Educator License may be renewed if the individual has less than 3 years of experience in a Utah public or accredited private school and has earned 100 hours within this cycle or the most recent 3 years of the cycle has expired.

Please use the Associate Educator License Renewal Form to renew your license. 100 hours of renewal activity in at least two areas are required. to renew. To better understand the renewal activities categories, you may refer to the Licensing Renewal Categories Conversion Google Docs guidance document.

Complete the online renewal process in Utah Schools Information Management System (USIMS).

If you have worked in a Utah public or accredited private school for three (3) or more years, you may work with your employer to request an Associate License extension. You must complete the Associate Educator License Extension Form and submit it to the online form.

Former License Types

There are several license types that have been retired and are no longer available:

  • Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT)
  • Level 1 License
  • Level 2/3 License
  • Return to Licensure (RTL)
  • Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL)
  • International Guest Teacher (IGT)
  • District- Specific
  • and Competency-based

Please review the Utah Educator Licensing Renewals for Retired License Types Google Docs resource to see which renewal options are available.

International Guest Teacher (IGT)

If an educator who was part of the International Guest Teacher program, please refer to the New and Renewing International Guest Teachers (IGTs) Google Docs support document and follow the steps below:

  1. Educator submits copies of original/official transcripts to the Utah State Board of Education
  2. Educator completes Ethics Review and USBE Student Data Privacy Course
  3. Educator completes Background Check and is in Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Rapback
  4. Educator submits Professional Educator License Renewal Form with 100 hours
    1. Signed by administrator
  5. Educator completes the online renewal process.
  6. Educator applies for the Dual Language Immersion endorsement.